Error trying to save a sdlxliff file as a Word file
Thread poster: Jean-Paul Salaün

Jean-Paul Salaün  Identity Verified
Local time: 16:15
English to French
Mar 9, 2016

Hi all,

I translated a file for which i have the original in Word
When Itry to save the sdlxliff (Studio 2014) in Word (2007) i get an error

-Failed to save target content: Missing tag '' in segment . Please run the Tag Verification to see details.

-System.Exception, mscorlib, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089Sdl.FileTypeSupport.Filters.Word-2146233088-
b__3() at Sdl.Desktop.Platform.Implementation.Services.Log.Resources(Object message, Action action) at Sdl.Desktop.Platform.Implementation.Services.Job._worker_DoWork(Object sender, DoWorkEventArgs e) at System.ComponentModel.BackgroundWorker.OnDoWork(DoWorkEventArgs e) at System.ComponentModel.BackgroundWorker.WorkerThreadStart(Object argument)]]>
-SDL Trados Studio11. Windows 7 Professionnel Service Pack 110361252JEAN-PAUL-PC\Client4.0.30319.34209JEAN-PAUL-PCTrue3396788 MB

But when I run thee Tag verification it does not find any error.

Does somebodyalready encountered this error

Of course It is just before i was to sent the file back to my client
So this is rather urgent

Thanks a lot in advance


Walter Blaser  Identity Verified
Local time: 22:15
French to German
+ ...
There must be a tag error somewhere Mar 10, 2016


Does the error message not include the segment number?
Can you do a preview or do you get the same error?

If you can't find any errors with F8 and also through a visual check, then I suggest, you reopen the source file and - as very first operation - try to do a preview before translating anything (all target segments still being empty). If you get the preview, this means that your file is translatable. Then confirm one segment after the other and periodically click again on the preview button. Every time the preview is fine, save the SDLXLIFF (CTRL-S).
This will help you discover where the error resides because you know that it must be between the current segment and the last one you confirmed where the preview still worked fine.

There must be a tag error somewhere in your document, the challenge is to find it.



Local time: 21:15
Failed to save target content Mar 10, 2016

Dear Mr Salaün,

You will find an article in our Knowledge Base about this error message, with a suggested resolution:

Kind regards,


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Jean-Paul Salaün  Identity Verified
Local time: 16:15
English to French
Error trying to save a sdlxliff file as a Word file Mar 12, 2016

Thanks to both of you,

but the tag check did not gave any result. So it was supposed to be no tag error.
As a matter of fact the error came from an autoloaging TOC in the original Pdf.
Which was not transfered in the Word file except for the title Table of contents.
So i solve the problem by removing the table of contents and it worked well.



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